The Remmy awards were instituted three years ago by Times Ascent to recognise the best work in recruitment communication. At that time, the awards were called the Pink Slip Awards.
The awards for the work done in the year 2008 were given out at a ceremony held at Hyatt Regency, Sahar, on March 26, 2009.
The entries were broadly segregated into two broad category - industry and function. Among industries, there were BPO, IT & Telecom, Manufacturing, Engineering and Construction, Banking, Finance and Insurance, and Services. As per function, only Sales and Marketing was included.
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Mindset JWT had two nominations in the BPO sub category, one for HSBC Global Resourcing and another for ADP. The other nominations in the category were Hutchinson 3 Global Services for Hutchinson 3 Global Services and RK Swamy BBDO for Hutchison 3. RK Swamy BBDO was the winner in this section.
Wipro Technologies, Alok Nanda Communications and New Think Communications for its work on Torry Harris were the nominations in the IT and Telecom sub category. Alok Nanda Communications won the award for its work on Google India.
Alok Nanda had a nomination in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Construction sub category for its work on the Lodha Group. The other nominations were Fresh Lime for MARG. Bates 141 was the winner in the sub category for Marico.
There was no winner in the Banking, Finance and Insurance sub category. Strings Advertising (for ICICI Bank) and Leo Burnett (for HDFC Standard Life) were the two nominations.
Oakridge International School (Mindset JWT), Joshbro Communications (Joshbro Communications) and Tata (TM Inputs and Services) were the nominations, and Mindset JWT the winner, in the Services sub category.
In the Sales and Marketing function the nominations were Domus (Mindset JWT) and Ford Cars (Ad Domain); the winner again was Mindset JWT.
In the Best Art Direction category, the winner was Alok Nanda Communications for Google India.